Monday, November 28, 2011

Rolled Paper Christmas Tree Decoration

Hello my friends! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Mine couldn't have been better...except maybe I could have done without my little guy catching a bad cough. But if that's the only thing I can complain about then that makes me pretty darn lucky :) 

I am SO ready to start posting Christmas projects! I love this time of year and try and hold off my Christmas posts until after Thanksgiving. Which is kinda hard since I have had holiday paper in my possession for a couple months!


For today's project, I used the new Christmas & Winter Stack at Jo-Ann's. This is one of the great 180 sheet stacks which is a killer deal! If you love a traditional paper stack, you will LOVE this! And the paper in this stack works great with this project because the thinner paper is really easy to roll :)


This is what I created on my Sunday afternoon at home :) I love how it turned out and it looks perfect on my kitchen table! 


I painted a scrap piece of wood and created my tree on that. But you could easily do this on a canvas or even a piece of cardstock that you frame and keep the glass out. 

To create on wood: Paint your scrap wood & apply a thin layer of Mod Podge over it. Let it dry. Add your tree trunk paper piece and apply another thin layer of Mod Podge. Sprinkle a little glitter while Mod Podge is still wet. Let dry. Start rolled paper pieces.

HINT* I have discovered Mod Podge Hard Coat which I love! It doesn't leave any kind of sticky residue feeling afterwards. I have never been a Mod Podge Expert but I am always getting better, practice makes perfect :)


I rolled pieces of paper around a pencil, hot glued the ends and slipped the pencil out. I went down in lengths every 1/2 inch to make the tree shape. My smallest piece is 1/2 inch wide and my widest is 10 1/2 inches. I hot glued the rolls to the wood. Added some buttons, ribbon and a cute bird that I hand cut out. I love how it turned out and it will for sure come out every holiday at my house :)
 A couple more things...November Stack-a-holic Template Entries are due by midnight TONIGHT! So if you haven't emailed me your entry, be sure to do so. I can't wait to share the winners on Wednesday :)

And we have 2 winners from our comments last week! Keep those comments coming to increase your chances to win! Congrats to: 



Judy Webb said...

Love seeing ideas gifted artist make with DCWV paper.

jengd said...

LOVE this! So clean and simple - looks great against that grungy paper!

61 comments:

  1. this is SO cute! I think I am going to have to go dig my xmas papers out and make one for our living room :)

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  2. This is adorable! Maybe this will be my tree this year :)Thanks for all the ideas! Glad to hear your thanksgiving was wonderful. Hope your little guy gets better :)

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  3. Cute! Love how you added the buttons!

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  4. Super cute!! Love finding new techniques for paper. And this is great for scraps.
    Thanks!
    Jess M

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  5. This is on my list of holiday projects to try. I have last year's 180 stack - so I may have to use that and make lots of these so I can get this year's stack. :-)

    Happy Holidays!
    ~ JD ~

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  6. i love these rolled trees, they're so darling! the little birdie and buttons are a great touch. and thanks for the tip on the mod podge hard coat, I didn't know about that and I always hated the stickiness afterward!

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  7. That stack of paper looks so fun and festive, and I love the tree project. It is great inspiration for me to make one.

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  8. I love todays' project. It seems real easy:) That I like. he he. I recently bought the Christmas nd Winter stack an I just Love it....Love all your papers.
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  9. Love this project, great way to use scrap Christmas theme papers too. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. I love this!! If I can manage to get my hands on that stack, I think I'll try it! Of course, I still have lots of my Christmas stack from last year so I could always use that!

    ~Tracy
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  11. Thanks for the inspiration to roll paper, I haven't done this in awhile so it's good to see it again to remind me how much I like it! ;)

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  12. I love it when people come up with new ideas like this. So much talent and imagination out there!

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  13. What a sweet tree. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing. : )

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  14. This is so pretty, what a beautiful handmade gift this would be - thanks for the idea!!

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  15. Very cute idea- and versatile... :)

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  16. Erin, you are so talented! Seriously, this tree is super cute! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Oh my goodness, where do you come up with these wonderful ideas. I love this project and I really can't wait to duplicate it with my own little touches. You really inspire me. I can't wait to see what you come up with next. :)

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  18. This is adorable!!!! antdoda@aol.com

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  19. Love Christmas projects and this one is so cute. Can't wait to see what else you have to show us!!!

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  20. Love the home decor project.

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  21. This project is so cool. I have a canvas laying around and this would be great way to use the canvas and the papers. Thanks for all your wonderful ideas on how to use these wonderful papers...

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  22. I saw something similar on Pinterest and love the idea, but was wondering how to keep the rolls, rolled. Now I know! Thanks for the tip! And your tree is adorable.

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  23. another on my to do list.....love it!!!

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  24. THis is awesome! I love this idea, thank you!
    Lisa

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  25. Your rolled Christmas tree is so cute and bright. What a fun and easy project!

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  26. Wow, this is amazing!!
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  27. I wish we had enough room to put out all of these works, that you're giving ideas for! I could do this from white, light blue and silvery papers and make it into a frame, it would be a perfect gift to a friend who LOVES this kind of christmas decorations..

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  28. I adore this! I have so much paper that doesn't get used because I have my favs and this can use all of it! Sweeeeeeeeet!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  29. This looks like a great way to use up scraps and decorative buttons!

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  30. That is such a cute project! You're so creative...I never would have thought of making a tree like that!

    I went out and picked up a few cardstock stacks on Black Friday. I fell IN LOVE with the Winter Magic stack!!! And guess who's picture I saw on the cover?!? You and your family are adorable!!!

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  31. I love Christmas projects, can't wait to plan another visit to the states to stack up on stacks!! :) xx

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  32. This project is beautiful. I am definitely going to try this one! I just bought that Christmas/Winter stack last week!

    Leslie

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  33. Love your project. I think I need to get this paper stack. TFS

    Vickie

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  34. This is so cute! I want this stack so I can get started making one of these trees too. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Wow. So cute and looks so easy to make

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  36. This is darling Erin! Where in the world do you come up with these awesome ideas?? Amazing! I can't wait to make this!

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  37. Such beautiful Christmas colors and patterns :)

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  38. Congrats, Judy and Jen! Enjoy your goodies!

    Oh, Erin, your creations are awesome!! I love them all!!

    I hope that your little guy is feeling better now. 'So glad that you had a great Thanksgiving, though!! xox

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  39. Oh my gosh I LOVE this christmas tree!! I am going to make a few of these for gifts... I must run out and get that stack!!

    Thanks for all the great ideas!!

    Hope you son feels better soon!!

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  40. I just love this! I was so bummed that my Joanne's was out of this paper!!! http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

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  41. Congrats, Judy and Jen! Enjoy that great prize! And thanks for the reminder about the Stacks challenge, Erin---almost forgot with the holiday hoopla! Uploaded to FB just now!

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  42. What a great tree idea! Looks simple, but I'm sure it's not. Can't wait to try it!
    Thanks for all your wonderful ideas...
    Penny

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  43. I love this project. So simple, yet turns out so nicely! Thanks for another great project idea.

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  44. great project. what a clever idea. tfs.
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  45. Wow! That is so gorgeous! I love it!

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  46. I love this and am definately adding this to my to-do list. Hopefully I can make it this weekend.

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  47. that is such a cute tree, great job and thanks for the idea

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  48. Super cute project!

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  49. Super cute project!

    ♥Dawn
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  50. This is adorable! I picked up some nice frames with glass on it from the Dollar Tree and will help my grand daughters make one this weekend. Love it, thanks for the idea.

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  51. Wow I want this stack so bad!! Love, love, love the rolled paper tree with the buttons layered on top!! I am going to try this one!!

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  52. I love this little tree! I can see it with glittered paper scattered through it, or using buttons with glitter :) Thanks for the cute idea, Erin!

    Donna.

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  53. I love this!!!

    Made my own today!

    http://ninastimeout.blogspot.com/2011/12/rolled-paper-christmas-tree-art.html

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  54. I looked at this post on my phone, but looking at it on my computer is even better! All the cute details and buttons! This is one of my favorites that you have done!

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